Robert M. Lavia is a social entrepreneur investor focused on sustainable development initiatives with beneficial social outcomes in the areas of energy, transportation, entertainment hospitality, technology (artificial intelligence) and finance globally. In 2015 he became Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dakia Global Enterprise, a Management Holding Company, with assets and projects focused on high-social impact investments and sustainable development.
Current International Projects Include:
Entertainment Hospitality: Dakia UMusic Hospitality a company in partnership with Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, which will create immersive music experiences (including premiere hospitality, lifestyle club, live entertainment and next generation retail).
Energy: Alder Energy, a process technology and project development company in the advanced, low-carbon transportation. The Company has acquired breakthrough technology for the upgrading of fast pyrolysis oil into green crude. Alt Air the world’s first commercial bio jet fuel refinery with the US Department of Defense and United Airlines.
Robert Lavia was Chief Investment Officer for Veremonte, a private equity & investment company headquartered in London.
Prior to his role at Veremonte, Mr. Lavia worked as a private developer bringing together private equity, hotel companies, and international developers to create unique hospitality platforms in Central and South America for many of the leading hotel brands.
Robert Lavia’s roots are in the entertainment, theme park and real-estate industries. For more than 4 decades the Lavia family ran one of the largest circuses in Latin America and acclaimed theme park companies in Europe.